You are not alone

Psalm 139:
You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

In theatrical presentations there is a term or phrase called the Fourth Wall. It is the imaginary “wall” that separates the people on the stage and the audience which sees the action. It is the divider which makes us, as the audience, believers in the action on stage for it enables us to get lost in the theatrical production. As an audience we are privy to all the information. We know when danger is lurking around the corner, even before the character does. We know when something good is about to happen and we wait with anticipation for the actor to understand fully what is happening in his or her life. We know why people do what they do and long to tell the other character that he/she is wrong about their perception of what is going on. See, as the audience, and the people sitting behind the fourth wall, we have knowledge the actors do not have because we see the whole picture.

Sometimes, in life, we tend to live as if our whole world is wrapped up on a stage and the only things that are relevant are within our four walls. We forget that we are a part of something so much bigger. The reality is, God is not only an observer of our lives but an active participant in our every day events. In Psalm 139, David knew the depth of God’s involvement in his life. He knew the level with which God knew him, and he knew there was no place he could ever go that God wouldn’t be there too.

Whether it makes you comfortable to know God is with you all the time or uncomfortable, it is the reality of God. You are not alone. You are not navigating the journey without the presence of God. He longs to be an active and integral part of your life. Allow Him to lay His hand upon you. Open your heart to the wonderful blessing of turning control of your life over to Him. His right hand will hold you and guide you.



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